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  • Are there any “Maintenance” type plugins installed?

    Can you list your plugins for me?

    You could just try to Deactivate one plugin at a time.

    I just checked and see that you are redirected to the login screen.

    It could be a security plugin installed that modified the .htaccess file.

    I will stick around for a bit to see if I can be of any help once I hear back from you.

    Akismet (recently updated)
    CSS
    Elegant Themes Icons for WordPress
    Elegant Themes Updater
    Google Aalytics Dashboard for WP
    Jetpack by WordPress.com (recently updated)
    Members
    MOJO Marketplace (Recently activated and updated
    Peter’s Login Redirect (Thought deleting this might have been the problem so I reinstalled it but no luck)
    Pinterest Pinboard Widget
    Post Thumbnail Editor
    Redirection (again, thought this might have been the problem but I didn’t make any changes to this)
    Regenrate Thumbnails
    SendPress Newsletters
    Theme Customisations
    VarkTech Pricing Deals for Woocommerce
    WooCommerce
    Wordfence Security (I thought this might be the problem to so I deactivated it, no luck)
    WP Clone by Academy (not active, never has been)
    WP Google Fonts
    WP Hide Title
    WP-Client Lite :: Client Portals, File Sharing, Messaging & Invoicing (recently activated)
    Yoast SEO

    OK, I would:

    1) Delete any unused plugins, then test again

    2) Deactivate the plugins one at a time, starting with any redirect plugins, then test again

    3) View the .htaccess file to see if anything seems strange

    Let me know if you run into any questions along the way

    All that I’m familiar with except the htaccess file. How can I tell if somethings up with it? I’ll try the rest of your suggestions first.

    I’m worried it might have been a plugin I deleted but as far as I can remember I didn’t delete anything that seemed in any way important (as far as I know nothing that could have caused this, just a bunch of inactive plugins and random stuff we don’t need like multiple SEO plugins)

    Maybe even have a look to see what the Site Address and WordPress Address are set to, to make sure they’re set right. (Settings >> General)

    Also, try activating a different theme to see if that corrects it.

    Are you able to clear cache from inside your Dashboard or Host Control Panel?

    Not as far as I know

    Some plugins will let you see the contents of .htaccess… otherwise you can view it through SFTP/FTP or your Host’s Control Panel File Manager if available.

    In general, there isn’t much in .htaccess except what WordPress writes in there when editing Permalinks. You can try regenerating it by going to Settings >> Permalinks and clicking Save Changes.

    With that said… many Security Plugins will alter the .htaccess (and even if deactivating the security plugin, the changes might stay).

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  Keith Lock. Reason: spelling mistake :)

    Ok.. speaking of which, What is Wordfence Security and is there any need for it? It’s apparently just been sitting, inactive.

    If it has been inactive for a while, it *probably* isn’t the culprit.

    When using it (if ever) it *may* have created entries in .htaccess (for security reasons), and, although the plugin is inactive now, those entries may have stayed. And they *may* be what’s causing the issue. But, that’s a stretch, unless of course the issues occurred immediately after using the plugin, and then deactivating it, which doesn’t sound like the case.

    I don’t use Wordfence so I don’t know specifically what it offers… and in general I would suggest that you *do* make your site secure (unless your host handles it)… but… I would also never keep any inactive plugins installed. Every plugin is a potential backdoor into the site, so keeping only what’s needed is good practice (I feel).

    Since you are using Yoast SEO, you may be able to see the .htaccess easily:

    https://kb.yoast.com/kb/how-to-edit-htaccess-through-yoast-seo/

    Here is what a clean/common .htaccess file looks like:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # END WordPress

    I might have activated it thinking we needed it for some reason. I actived a few plugins that seemed useful but weren’t doing anything. I know for sure I’m not the one who installed it and it wasn’t always here so I’m assuming the other web developer he’s working with did. He did a number of odd things here and there, some of which I’ve had to undo.

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